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 Post subject: Re: Wild Dog Den near P'kop?!
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:45 pm 
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Last update here has been some time ago so love to share our AWD (Painted Dogs) sighting with you.

Related to my last story in the Travel Tales section.

It was a pack of about 30 all together, 5k from Satara camp on and along the H7, early morning where the pack was sleeping, waking up, pre-hunting bonding and playing.

Enjoy: :) :)


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Here some members of the pack sleeping

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Getting a bit closer and watching how they socialize

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With the golden light it was even more beautiful. Another 7 of the big pack.

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Funny, stretching in the morning is one of their favorites…

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 Post subject: Re: Wild dog sightings
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:52 pm 
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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Aat
Splendid photo's :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: wild dog fight
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I'm just back from my annual trip to Kruger.
Sightingwise the trip started very slow (took me 2 weeks to find my first leopard) then it got better and better and the last week was simply incredible.
Altogether I had 6 wild dog sightings and I would say that I spend more than 6 hours with them.
The most spectacular sighting I had on my last morning and now I would like to tell you the story:
Last Wednesday I saw a pack of 11 dogs at 6 pm just 1 km north of the Matjulu bridge (BnD area).
They were walking in the Afsaal direction and of course I made a plan to find them again the following day. In the morning I was second at the gate, ignored the lions beside the road and drove to the tar road where I have seen them the day before.
They were just 2 km's away and still sleepy when I found them.
After 15 minutes they got up, started to socialize and I thought that they soon would start to hunt.
Suddenly 3 adult dogs walked a bit away from the others and looked up the tar road northwards.
First I could see nothing but soon I saw 6-7 other dogs speeding towards "my" pack.
I thought they belong together but when they got nearer they all started a serious fight.
They attacked each other in the same way as they attack their prey animals and for more then 5 minutes there was hell all over the place and it was nearly impossible to follow all the action.
But from what I saw I think there was at least one dog killed and one seriously injured!!
Has anyone of you seen something like that before and do you know if this happens regularly?
For me it was a fascinating but also shocking sighting and all that I know after this experience is that I definitely have to learn more about these amazing animals!

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 Post subject: Re: wild dog fight
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Flying Cheetah. That must have been frightening and awesome to watch. I will definitely have to read up some more about wild dogs as well. I hope someone can shed some light on this .


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 Post subject: Re: wild dog fight
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That must have been a rather unnerving sighting FC, lovely to see them but not fighting to the death like that. :(
I would imagine they were from a different pack and had intruded on the first packs territory to cause such aggression.

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 Post subject: Re: wild dog fight
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FC :big_eyes: :big_eyes: great to see all the wild dogs but must have also been a bit upsetting yet exciting to watch

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 Post subject: Re: wild dog fight
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Wow - that must be a one in a million sighting :big_eyes: I can imagine it was both exciting and distressing at the same time -thanks for sharing :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Wild dog sightings
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Flying Cheetah, that must have been something to see :big_eyes:

Do you have any pics of the encounter?
I have asked Grant Beverley (Field Officer - Kruger Park Wild Dog Project).
He is unaware of the incident below and would appreciate if you have some photos and any additional details you might have.

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 Post subject: Re: Wild dog sightings
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That is not nice, but if wild dog packs are encroaching onto one anothers' territory, maybe their numbers are increasing.....

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